The World in Photos This Week

Catalonia fights for right to vote on its independence; NFL football stars kneel in protest during the national anthem; and Puerto Rico struggles to pick up the pieces from Hurricane Maria.

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Mini dachshunds compete in the annual Teckelrennen Hophaus Dachshund Race — otherwise known as the annual "running of Wieners" — on Sept. 23 in Melbourne, Australia.

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A migrant wrapped in a Red Cross blanket checks his phone after arriving on a coastguard vessel at Malaga, Spain on Sept. 27.

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Members of the Detroit Lions take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to the start of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sept. 24 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Residents of South Darfur gather in the village of Shattaya on Sept. 22 for a speech given by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union party in Berlin on Sept. 25, one day after winning a fourth term in general elections.

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U.S. Capitol Police drag a blind protester out of a Senate Finance Committee hearing about the proposed Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C..

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Iraqi workers harvest salt in the town of Diwaniyah, around 100 miles south of the capital Baghdad, on Sept. 22.

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Anna Cleveland models for Moschino during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on Sept. 21.

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A protestor runs from anti-riot police on Sept. 26 in Nairobi during a demonstration demanding the removal of officials from the national election oversight body, allegedly implicated in manipulation of the votes tally during the August 8, presidential elections.

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Students demonstrate against the Spanish government's decision to ban Catalonia's independence referendum on Sept. 28 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces drive towards the eastern frontline of Raqa on Sept. 24.

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An ostrich inside an enclosure at a farm near the town of Chekhov south of Moscow, on Sept. 23.

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On Sept. 28 a multi-story building in one of Mexico City's most fashionable neighborhoods remains damaged from the Sept. 19 earthquake .

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The body of a Rohingya woman lies washed up on on a beach after a boat carrying over 100 people sank in rough seas off the coast of Bangladesh on Sept. 28.

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A man walks in his house, which was destroyed by Hurricane Maria, in Juana Matos, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 21.

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The British Royal Air Force's aerobatic team, the "Red Arrows," performs in an airshow in Kuwait City on Sept. 28.

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A young boy looks on from the Democratic Republic of the Congo as smoke rises from an attack allegedly carried out by the Seleka Militia on the village of Mobaye in Central African Republic on Sept. 21.

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Syrian Kurds wave the Kurdish flag in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on Sept. 27 in support of the independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous northern Kurdish region.

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South Korean soldiers perform during the 65th South Korea Armed Forces Day on Sept. 25 in Pyeongteak, South Korea.

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An alleged drug dealer is captured by policemen after a drug buy-bust operation in Manila on Sept. 28.

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